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School Leaders

  1. 1. Envisioning 21st Century Learning: Results of Speak Up 2007 for School Leaders 13th Annual CoSN K-12 School Networking Conference March 10, 2008 Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow
  2. 2. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) - a national education nonprofit organization Our strengths: • Provide national leadership to improve education • Incubate and replicate science, math and technology that engage K-12 students • Leverage online tools and resources to build local capacities • Conduct national research to inform and stimulate new discussions around education topics – the Speak Up Project
  3. 3. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 What is Speak Up? • Annual national research project – Online surveys – Open for all K-12 schools – Schools/districts get their own data for planning and budgeting • Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations – Students, Teachers, Parents and School Leaders • Inform policies & programs – Analysis and reporting – national reports – Services: custom reports, consulting with schools, Speak Up Your Way! • 5 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003: – 1.1 million K-12 students – 74,000 teachers – 34,000 parents – 3,200 school leaders – 14,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia – 1/3 urban/rural/suburban schools – 41% Title 1
  4. 4. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 What is Speak Up? Speak Up 2007 survey question themes: •Learning & Teaching with Technology •Web 2.0 / Web 3.0 in education •21st Century Skills •Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness •Online Learning •Emerging Technologies in the Classroom •Designing the Ultimate School for 21st Century Learners
  5. 5. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007 2007 Participation Overview: 319,223 K-12 students 25,544 teachers 19,726 parents (English + Spanish surveys) 3,263 school leaders (first year!) All 50 states + DC, Canada, Mexico, Australia & schools on American military bases worldwide Top 10 states: TX, CA, AZ, IL, AL, MD, NC, PA, FL, MI
  6. 6. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007 Thank you to our Sponsors:
  7. 7. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007 And our National Outreach Partners: State Education Technology Directors’ Association (SETDA) National School Boards Association (NSBA) Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) + 100 other education and business nonprofits
  8. 8. “Technology has changed the way I deliver content to students and the products I expect back from students. The use of technology is more consistent with how the students interact with the world and with what will be expected of them in the future.” High School Science Teacher with 16+ years of teaching experience Daviess County, Kentucky
  9. 9. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 How do we provide today’s students with 21st century learning opportunities? How do we create 21st century schools?
  10. 10. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007 School Leaders Survey – new for Speak Up 2007 Goal: to learn about the views of our school and district leaders – and compare/contrast with views of students,teachers and parents
  11. 11. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007 School Leaders Survey – new for Speak Up 2007 54% school site administrators • Principals • School Tech Coordinators 13% district level administrators • CIOs/CTOs • Curriculum – Finance Administrators • Supts/School Board Members 33% other kinds of administrators 3,263 school leaders participated in our pilot year survey
  12. 12. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings Leaders Tech Skills - Self Assessed Advanced Average Beginner 54% 38% 7%
  13. 13. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings How school leaders use technology . . . Email colleagues or parents – 93% Create presentations – 71% Create listen podcasts/videos – 39% Download music – 34% Email students – 27% Play online games – 16%
  14. 14. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings What do school leaders think about . . . How important is effective instructional technology to school/district core mission? Extremely Important Important Somewhat Not Important 54%34% 5%
  15. 15. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings What do school leaders think about . . . Has technology within instruction enhanced your students’ achievement? Yes, said 84% of our school leaders!
  16. 16. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings What do school leaders think about . . . What is the most effective way to measure the impact of technology on student achievement? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% S ta te testscores 21C skillte sts S tu dents D istrictbenchm arks Teachers National School District
  17. 17. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings What do school leaders think about . . . Is your school/district doing a good job preparing students for jobs of the 21st century? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% National School District Other Yes No Not Sure
  18. 18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings What are the top 5 challenges that “wake you up” in the middle of the night?
  19. 19. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings What are the top 5 challenges that “wake you up” in the middle of the night? School Site 1. Test scores – 62% 2. Funding – 47% 3. Safety – 43% 4. Parents – 42% 5. Technology use – 37%
  20. 20. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings What are the top 5 challenges that “wake you up” in the middle of the night? School Site 1. Test scores – 62% 2. Funding – 47% 3. Safety – 43% 4. Parents – 42% 5. Technology use – 37% District Level 1. Funding – 60% 2. Technology use – 60% 3. Test scores – 44% 4. 21st century skills – 44% 5. Curriculum selection – 35%
  21. 21. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings Regarding technology for instruction, what are your most challenging issues? District Level 1. Staff PD – 64% 2. Funding for new – 61% 3. Infrastructure $ – 52% 4. Skill assessment – 42% 5. Tech support – 42%
  22. 22. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings Regarding technology for instruction, what are your most challenging issues? School Site 1. Funding for new – 60% 2. Staff PD – 54% 3. Infrastructure $ - 49% 4. Emerging tech – 39% 5. Tech support – 34% District Level 1. Staff PD – 64% 2. Funding for new – 61% 3. Infrastructure $ – 52% 4. Skill assessment – 42% 5. Tech support – 42%
  23. 23. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings 21st Century School: What tools/strategies have the most potential to increase achievement? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 1:1 laptops O nline research Interactive w hite boards D igitalequipm entC om m toolsM obile devicesW eb 2.0 tools National School District
  24. 24. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up 2007: School Leaders Findings 21st Century School: What tools/strategies have the most potential to increase achievement? For those administrators what said that “effective tech use” was a “wake up” issue . . . They are more likely to choose these tools/strategies: National 1:1 laptops – 64% 56% Digital equipment – 51% 43% Interactive white boards – 50% 45% Mobile learning devices – 40% 34% Communications tools – 47% 39% Web 2.0 tools – 27% 16%
  25. 25. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Recommendations for the 21st Century School Leaders Create a vision – not just a plan Include students, teachers & parents into planning and investment decisions Embrace a wide variety of technologies Use technology to add relevance to learning Individualize/personalize the education process – address the “Long Tail Learner”
  26. 26. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up Resources Briefings & Conferences including podcast of the 2007 Congressional Briefing – visit www.tomorrow.org New report: Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning (done in conjunction with Blackboard Inc.)
  27. 27. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 What’s Next for Speak Up? Schools & districts using their Speak Up data Share national data findings with federal and state - Congressional Briefing on April 8 National, state and local briefings and conference presentations New special reports Planning for Speak Up 2008 – October 2008 • New Questions / New Themes • Sign up to receive Speak Up News & Updates
  28. 28. Thank you for your commitment to: 21st century learning for 21st century students CoSN Conference – March 2008 Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow 949-609-4660 x15 JEvans@Tomorrow.org
  29. 29. Copyright Project Tomorrow 2008. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

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